System76 is working on its own Linux desktop environment with the Rust programming language

System76, the company behind the Linux distribution Pop_OS, is working on a completely custom desktop environment written with Rust. The company previously introduced its own Cosmic desktop environment, but it is still based on Gnome. A System76 employee and Pop_OS developer confirms this development in a Reddit thread, in which a user asks if there … Read more

Pine64 launches PinePhone Pro-Linux smartphone with stronger hardware

Pine64 comes with a Pro variant of the PinePhone. Pine64 calls it the “best way to experience mainline Linux on a mobile device.” From the outside, the device looks the same as the regular PinePhone, but inside, much of the hardware has been upgraded. The PinePhone Pro gets a Rockchip RK3399S-soc that consists of two … Read more

Linux distro inspired by Windows 11 is in preview

A Linux distribution that attempts to mimic Windows 11 will be released soon. The operating system, called Windowsfx 11, is intended to make Windows users feel right at home on a Linux system, according to the makers. The operating system, which is currently in preview, includes a modified version of the KDE Plasma UI to … Read more

Software Update: GnuCash 4.6

Version 4.6 of GnuCash has been released. GnuCash is a cross platform and open source accounting program for individuals and small businesses. It uses the double entry system and is able to easily keep track of, for example, bank accounts, investments, income and expenses, budgets, mortgages and loans and can of course create reports and … Read more

Software Update: KDE Plasma 5.22.2

KDE has released version 5.22.2 of Plasma. Plasma Workspaces is a popular desktop environment developed primarily for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. There are also versions for Windows and macOS, but they are much less advanced in their development. The KDE Plasma graphical user interface is based on QML and uses OpenGL for hardware acceleration. The … Read more

Software Update: Manjaro Linux 21.0.7

Manjaro Linux is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. The focus is on user-friendliness and simplicity. It can be run with an Xfce, KDE or Gnome desktop environment and it comes standard with a large number of applications. Manjaro Linux uses so-called rolling releases and uses Pacman as its package manager. Version 21.0.7 of … Read more

Software Update: Kdenlive 21.04.2

Version 21.04.2 of Kdenlive has been released. Kdenlive, short for KDE Non-Linear Video Editor, is an advanced non-linear video editing program designed primarily for Linux, but also has versions for Windows, BSD, and macOS, although the latter is no longer actively developed. It uses several other open source projects, such as FFmpeg and the MLT … Read more

Software Update: Krita 4.4.5

Version 4.4.5 of Krita has been released, as a successor to 4.4.3. Krita is a program for editing and creating digital drawings, and can handle both bitmap and vector graphics. The program was previously part of Calligra Suite and is being developed by the KDE team, but also works fine under Gnome or XFCE. In … Read more

Software Update: KDE Plasma 5.22

KDE has released version 5.22 of Plasma. Plasma Workspaces is a popular desktop environment developed primarily for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. There are also versions for Windows and macOS, but they are much less advanced in their development. The KDE Plasma graphical user interface is based on QML and uses OpenGL for hardware acceleration. The … Read more

Software update: Parallels Desktop 16.0

Parallels has released version 16.0 of Desktop for Mac, the virtualization software for macOS. This program is able to run various operating systems in a virtual machine, especially Windows, but also other OSes, such as Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. Desktop for Mac is also able to run a Windows installation that has been placed on … Read more